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What is meant by journalism? what is the advantage of it.

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Asked by venkat, 21 May '10 03:05 pm
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Journalism is the investigation and reporting of events, issues, and trends to a broad audience. Although there is much variation within journalism, the ideal is to inform the citizenry. Besides covering organizations and institutions such as government and business, journalism also covers cultural aspects of society such as arts and entertainment. The field includes jobs such as editing, photojournalism, and documentary.

Journalism's role at the time was to act as a mediator or translator between the public and policy making elites. The journalist became the middleman. When elites spoke, journalists listened and recorded the information, distilled it, and passed it on to the public for their consumption. His reasoning behind this was that the public was not in a position to deconstruct the growing and complex flurry of information present in modern society, and so an intermediary was needed to filter news for the masses. Lippman put it this way: The public is not smart enough to un ...more
Answered by anantharaman, 21 May '10 03:47 pm

 
  
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Journalism is the timely reporting of events at the local, provincial, national and international levels. Reporting involves the gathering of information through interviewing and research, the results of which are turned into a fair and balanced story for publication or for television or radio broadcast.

Journalism is not just

* fact-finding
* media analysis
* opinion writing, or
* commentary

although all of those aspects can play a part at times. ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 21 May '10 04:15 pm

 
  
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Journalism is the fifth pillar of democracy.
Answered by rajesh, 21 May '10 03:08 pm

 
  
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Journalism is the course leading to writing and editing in newspapers and other media functions and procedures. The advantage of it is that you can choose media as your profession by possessing a professional diploma or degree in journalism which teaches you the basics for example page-maker system like tally in accounts etc.
Answered by nkpathak, 21 May '10 04:47 pm

 
  
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